Introduction to the Forehand

This video introduces the tennis forehand. We’ve taught the forehand by focusing on the fundamentals — the things that every good player does when they hit a forehand. Every good player 1) pivots and turns their shoulders, 2) takes their racket back, 3) swings to contact, and 4) follows through.

It doesn’t matter if you’re watching Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, or Maria Sharapova — they all do these things when they hit a forehand, despite the fact that their forehands sometimes look very different.

If you can master the basics we’ve laid out in this video you will have a fundamentally sound forehand and be on your way to turning the shot into a major weapon!

Head on over to start the first step of the forehand:

  • Gary Taylor

    Excellent foot work video! You have inspired me to keep moving! Thank you!

  • Phil

    I just want to improve my forehand skills